World War I

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - History - 217 pages
Read the experiences of the men and women who served in a horrific war, across the sea-the "Great War." Relying extensively on letters, diaries, and reminiscences of those Americans who fought or served in World War I, Jennifer Keene reports on training and camp requirements for enlistees and recruits; the details of the transport across the ocean of sailors, soldiers, and others being carried "Over There;" and the experiences of African Americans, women, Native Americans and immigrants in "The White Man's Army." She also describes in vivid detail, "The Sailor's War," and for those on the ground in France and Belgium, the events of static trench warfare, and movement combat. Chapters describe coping with and treating disease and wounds; the devastating amount of death; and for those who came home, the veterans' difficult entrances back into civilian life. A timeline, extensive bibliography or recommended sources, and illustrations add to the usefulness of the volume.
 

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Contents

1 The United States in the First World War
1
2 Drafting and Training the Army
33
3 Morals and Morale
57
The Experiences of Minorities and Women in the Military
93
5 Fighting Overseas
123
6 The Wounds of War
163
7 Coming Home
181
Glossary
197
Bibliography
201
Index
209
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Jennifer D. Keene is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the department at Chapman University in southern California. She is the author of Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001) and The United States and the First World War (2000). She has received numerous fellowships for her research, including a Mellon Fellowship, a Graves Award, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to France, an Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award.

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